The authors hypothesise that corneal reshaping with refractive surgery could have an effect on myopic progression similar to that of orthokeratology because it results in changes to the central cornea and not to the peripheral cornea. This was a retrospective case series of three patients of unilateral laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). The results show slower myopic progression in operated eyes compared to non-operated eyes at 3 to 10 years postoperatively. Patients were aged 19, 22 and 30 years with myopic progression of 1.20 versus -2.50D, 0 versus -1.50D and 0.25 versus -0.75D respectively.
LASIK for myopia progression
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Unilateral refractive surgery and myopia progression.
Fiona Rowe (Prof)
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